POSTED: October 5th 2009

This day in the world of sport . . .

THIS DAY (OCTOBER 05) MARKS THE . . . 90th anniversary, from 1919, of the day Italian Enzo Ferrari made his motor-racing debut. The company he set up now boasts a record 15 Formula One world championship victories. In other sports, in 1921 this day saw the World Series broadcast on the radio for the first time from the game between New York Giants and New York Yankees. In 1922, this day saw the birth of Jock Stein – who managed Celtic into history in 1967 as the first British club to win the European Champions Cup after their 2-1 victory over Internazionale of Italy in Lisbon’s Estadio Nacional.  WORLD EVENTS – 1936: Start of the Jarrow proMarch of protesting unemployed mining and shipyard workers to Downing Street. 1954: Birth of Bob Geldof, pop star turned anti-poverty ‘Band Aid’ campaigner. 1975: Birth of Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet (The Reader). 1989: The Dalai Lama receives the Nobel Peace Prize.

Keywords · Enzo Ferrari · Formula One · New York Giants · New York Yankees · Jock Stein · Celtic · Jarrow March · Bob Geldof · Kate Winslet · Dalai Lama

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